I have had an abortion. Will God forgive me?


God's plan for your life always includes redemption. He longs to forgive you for all of your sins, including abortion. Sin separates you from God and needs to be confessed to Him. He will always forgive a repentant heart.

While God does forgive, abortion carries so much guilt that it is difficult to feel forgiven. It is an oppressive weight that Satan uses at every turn to discourage believers struggling under its burden. (See the question, "How can I have power over Satan?") God offers peace, joy, and most of all, forgiveness. He doesn't say, "You are forgiven if you feel forgiven." He says, "You are forgiven." It is something you have to believe and receive. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9).

"Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy" (Micah 7:18).

It takes real faith to believe in that type of forgiveness.

"As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us" (Psalm 103:12).

"I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee" (Isaiah 44:22).

"Who is a God like You, pardoning iniquity. And passing over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in mercy" (Micah 7:18).

"And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more" (Hebrews 10:17).